The University is investing in infrastructure to ensure resilience and energy security for our world-leading multi-million pound research projects.
The new Transformer will provide an uninterrupted power supply to research experiments and ensure business continuity to the west of campus.
The energy centre will have the capacity to supply power and heat to a number of key University buildings. The new development will lower the cost of heat and electricity for the University.
The architects, Sheffield-based firm HLM, have created a bold design using materials to complement its setting, including Corten on the exterior walls. It received planning permission in May 2018 and construction began in April 2019.
Project manager: Emel Kus-Senior
Contact: [email] email@example.com [tel] 0114 222 9003
Architects: HLM Architects
Timescale: September 2018 - April 2020
Partial closure of Arts Tower car park from 1 July 2019
We will be working to install pipes under the Arts Tower car park over the summer period. These pipes will form part of a new district heating network for the energy centre (The Transformer).
From 1 July until Wednesday 31 July 2019, all the parking spaces normally only available after 9am will be suspended and some of the category B spaces will be unavailable.
Deliveries from Western Bank will be managed and access routes maintained.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused. For information about alternative car parks, please visit our Parking services pages.
Gas mains works on Winter Street and Bolsover Street (under the pavement)
Winter Street Fri 26/07/19 -Thu 15/08/19
Access to the Geography and Arts Tower car parks will be managed during these times. Please expect some disruption to traffic from Winter Street and Bolsover Street on to the site.
Closure of Back Lane - August 2019
Due to the installation of pipes along Back Lane, access to Back Lane will be controlled during August 2019.
As part of works for the Energy Centre, refuse compactors will be moved from the Back Lane behind Firth Court and near the Chemistry Labs to the landing next to Western Bank Library. This is planned for Mid May 2019.
Project enquiries: Project Manager Emel Kus-Senior, firstname.lastname@example.org / 0114 222 9003
General enquiries: The EFM Help Desk will put you in touch with the right person, email@example.com / 0114 222 9000